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PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 11:50 am 
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Pap Vreters dont have to worry. Its going to be a wet summer lining up. Western Cape have one of the wettest winters in age and its usually followed by a wet summer Inland. Donnerweer is oppad.


Ons hoop maar so Oom.

Jy sal sien. In die goeie dae het die mense hier altyd gepraat van die 7 dae reen. Die jaar was so en dit beteken 'n warm somer vir die Kaap ios oppad wat reen vir die Binneland beteken. Weer het nog nie gedraai nie. Suid Ooster moet hier blaas, dan kry julle reen.



Die binneland is flippen groot - en as die Vrystaat droog raak is hy taai om te rëen.

Hierbo het maar enkele druppeltjies geval, "paraffienrëen", maar daar is nog tyd. Die Vrystaat moet mielies plant, hul tyd is min .

Jy meen dit het 3 duim gereen? Druppels is 3 duim van mekaar af. Wind het begin waai vanaf laas week en verseker reen gebring in die binnneland. waai nog steeds.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 11:53 am 
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Had some nice rain yesterday. More predicted for the week.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 11:56 am 
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Had some soft rain yesterday, today. I hope the summer rains will start now.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 11:57 am 
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Had some nice rain yesterday. More predicted for the week.

:thumbup: Sure it will as the Cape Doctor works. Wind bring reen.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 12:18 pm 
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So very sad to hear of those poor farmers' plight.



Enjoy, Boet.

South African farmers are a hardy lot, with experience of farming and producing in extreme conditions. None more so than Free State and Northern Cape farmers. Your dry and arid western districts will do well to employ some of these men, there.



Jeez imagine my surprise to find Ali trolling the unfortunate in SA


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 12:21 pm 
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So very sad to hear of those poor farmers' plight.



Enjoy, Boet.

South African farmers are a hardy lot, with experience of farming and producing in extreme conditions. None more so than Free State and Northern Cape farmers. Your dry and arid western districts will do well to employ some of these men, there.



Jeez imagine my surprise to find Ali trolling the unfortunate in SA



He's testing you...and doing a grand job of it. :nod:


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 12:22 pm 
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Sards wrote:
Openside wrote:
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So very sad to hear of those poor farmers' plight.



Enjoy, Boet.

South African farmers are a hardy lot, with experience of farming and producing in extreme conditions. None more so than Free State and Northern Cape farmers. Your dry and arid western districts will do well to employ some of these men, there.



Jeez imagine my surprise to find Ali trolling the unfortunate in SA



He's testing you...and doing a grand job of it. :nod:


:yawn:
He doing fudge all except making himself look an obsessive twat.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 12:26 pm 
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He doing fudge all except making himself look an obsessive twat.


What's new....he hasn't changed his MO or lines in five years. Don't let him get to you....we just ignore the fool now for the most part.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 12:28 pm 
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He doing fudge all except making himself look an obsessive twat.


What's new....he hasn't changed his MO or lines in five years. Don't let him get to you....we just ignore the fool now for the most part.



He hasn't got to me at all - I would just be embarrassed if I was him.


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He doing fudge all except making himself look an obsessive twat.


What's new....he hasn't changed his MO or lines in five years. Don't let him get to you....we just ignore the fool now for the most part.



He hasn't got to me at all - I would just be embarrassed if I was him.



AC does not have the capacity to feel any shame.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 12:57 pm 
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Wilson's Toffee wrote:
Openside wrote:
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He doing fudge all except making himself look an obsessive twat.


What's new....he hasn't changed his MO or lines in five years. Don't let him get to you....we just ignore the fool now for the most part.



He hasn't got to me at all - I would just be embarrassed if I was him.



AC does not have the capacity to feel any shame.


He lives in the shadow of the Kiwi horde....if he had to get banned this place would go into meltdown........even if we all know it would only be for a few weeks........although that would be utterly hilarious if it coincided with the boerdies......


Is there even going to be one this year?


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Theres nothing that a hundred men or more could ever do.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 23, 2013 5:00 am 
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Theres nothing that a hundred men or more could ever do.

I bless the rains down in Africa


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Openside wrote:
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So very sad to hear of those poor farmers' plight.



Enjoy, Boet.

South African farmers are a hardy lot, with experience of farming and producing in extreme conditions. None more so than Free State and Northern Cape farmers. Your dry and arid western districts will do well to employ some of these men, there.



Jeez imagine my surprise to find Ali trolling the unfortunate in SA


Have you gone mad? Which part of my comment could be considered trolling? I expressed my sorrow for the poor farmers. Where I live in NW QLD there is also extreme drought and farmers are under immense pressure, with many suicides and even more foreclosures. Grow up and stop trying to me label me as a troll.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 23, 2013 5:32 am 
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Where I live in Mt. Isa there is also extreme drought and farmers are under immense pressure, with many suicides and even more foreclosures.



keep safe boet.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 14, 2013 7:15 am 
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Bobbejaansburg this week.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 14, 2013 7:24 am 
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The little rain a few weeks back basically just provided a little bit of hope. If it does not rain soon there is going to be serious repercussions for the economy in the Free State.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 14, 2013 7:29 am 
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The weather will change Draad. One day winter, next day summer here. Hell I can see the TBone through the skin. :shock:


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 14, 2013 7:38 am 
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The weather will change Draad. One day winter, next day summer here. Hell I can see the TBone through the skin. :shock:


I hope so. The farmers are really worried. :(


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 14, 2013 7:46 am 
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I've had weather like this, during the 1980s. A few years in a row.

It was bad. Farming became hell and survival.

My heart bleeds for the guys.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 14, 2013 8:00 am 
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I was in back in SA for a few weeks last month. My sister lives in Rustenburg and they were quite strict on the water restrictions there. The municipality stopped the water during the day. I think they only had flowing water between 5 - 7am in the morning and then again from 5 -9pm in the evening. So if you do not have some kind of water tank to store a bit of water, it can be quite difficult. I saw a lot of people buying big water tanks to put up in their backyards. A friend of mine who has a business there with irrigation, etc. says he cannot keep up with the supply of water tanks.

They got their first drops of rain a couple of days before I left, but they will need a hell of a lot more before things go back to normal.


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Wilson's Toffee wrote:
I've had weather like this, during the 1980s. A few years in a row.

It was bad. Farming became hell and survival.

My heart bleeds for the guys.


Yes, my Dad's farm suffered badly and it was only really his Breeze-Block making sideline that kept him going. When he finally sold the farm in 1997, the bank took just about the entire proceeds.

Heartbreaking.

He died within six months.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 15, 2013 7:14 am 
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It's raining! :D


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 15, 2013 7:20 am 
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It's raining! :D

watched the forecast the next few days. Swart Suid Ooster means country wide rain this time of year.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 15, 2013 7:40 am 
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It’s really great for us here in the States. Hope this weather continues.

I see there is some rough weather coming to the Cape.


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It’s really great for us here in the States. Hope this weather continues.

I see there is some rough weather coming to the Cape.

Nice summer day at the moment. Tonite some urgent braaiing to do. One sign I have notice this year we never had in the past is the shongololos (100 pote). They are all over the place. Must be the weather.


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DraadkarD wrote:
It’s really great for us here in the States. Hope this weather continues.

I see there is some rough weather coming to the Cape.

Nice summer day at the moment. Tonite some urgent braaiing to do. One sign I have notice this year we never had in the past is the shongololos (100 pote). They are all over the place. Must be the weather.



My sons birthday party is tomorrow and as luck would have it that is when it will piss down with rain........imagine loads of kiddies indoors at a birthday party.... :shock:


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OomPB wrote:
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It’s really great for us here in the States. Hope this weather continues.

I see there is some rough weather coming to the Cape.

Nice summer day at the moment. Tonite some urgent braaiing to do. One sign I have notice this year we never had in the past is the shongololos (100 pote). They are all over the place. Must be the weather.


That usually means rain up here. You better have a huge braai to make up for the storm ahead. :thumbup:


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OomPB wrote:
DraadkarD wrote:
It’s really great for us here in the States. Hope this weather continues.

I see there is some rough weather coming to the Cape.

Nice summer day at the moment. Tonite some urgent braaiing to do. One sign I have notice this year we never had in the past is the shongololos (100 pote). They are all over the place. Must be the weather.



My sons birthday party is tomorrow and as luck would have it that is when it will piss down with rain........imagine loads of kiddies indoors at a birthday party.... :shock:

I'll take them to Spur if it rain.

My daughter will deliver this morning her final tesis for her MA this morning. She worked right through the night and I gave her some spending money to go celebrate her hard work. She finish her two year MA in one year and I am really proud of her. Now to get her a proper job will be next priority. She'll probably have to do the chicken run to get a decent one to pay back her study loan.


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OomPB wrote:
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OomPB wrote:
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It’s really great for us here in the States. Hope this weather continues.

I see there is some rough weather coming to the Cape.

Nice summer day at the moment. Tonite some urgent braaiing to do. One sign I have notice this year we never had in the past is the shongololos (100 pote). They are all over the place. Must be the weather.



My sons birthday party is tomorrow and as luck would have it that is when it will piss down with rain........imagine loads of kiddies indoors at a birthday party.... :shock:

I'll take them to Spur if it rain.

My daughter will deliver this morning her final tesis for her MA this morning. She worked right through the night and I gave her some spending money to go celebrate her hard work. She finish her two year MA in one year and I am really proud of her. Now to get her a proper job will be next priority. She'll probably have to do the chicken run to get a decent one to pay back her study loan.

:lol:

been planning this for a month with loads of outdoor activities......................will have to somehow move them all indoors.........although the Jumping castle might be a problem.....


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:lol:

been planning this for a month with loads of outdoor activities......................will have to somehow move them all indoors.........although the Jumping castle might be a problem.....

Get Niek to keep them busy. ;)


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:lol:

been planning this for a month with loads of outdoor activities......................will have to somehow move them all indoors.........although the Jumping castle might be a problem.....

Get Niek to keep them busy. ;)



Nick will have his hands full......................
























with his brandy glass... ;)


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Sards wrote:
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:lol:

been planning this for a month with loads of outdoor activities......................will have to somehow move them all indoors.........although the Jumping castle might be a problem.....

Get Niek to keep them busy. ;)



Nick will have his hands full......................

with his brandy glass... ;)

and Pappegaai Twak.


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These above posts are typical towny posts - innocent, ignorant people who do not have a clue where their food really comes from, nor the severe impact drought have on food production. Or do not care.

Large parts of the Free State are on the verge of crisis, due to drought. Our government do not give a fig, they'd rather give a billion Rand to Namibian drought relief, and let their own farmers stew.


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These above posts are typical towny posts - innocent, ignorant people who do not have a clue where their food really comes from, nor the severe impact drought have on food production. Or do not care.

Large parts of the Free State are on the verge of crisis, due to drought. Our government do not give a fig, they'd rather give a billion Rand to Namibian drought relief, and let their own farmers stew.

Sorry Oom Toffee. namaqualand have drought every year. We bake pannekoek and make boontjiesop when we see any cloud.


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Sorry Oom Toffee. namaqualand have drought every year. We bake pannekoek and make boontjiesop when we see any cloud.



This year it is worse. You may never see boontjiesop again, in Namakwaland, if this continues.

El Nino, at his worst.


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Wilson's Toffee wrote:
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Sorry Oom Toffee. namaqualand have drought every year. We bake pannekoek and make boontjiesop when we see any cloud.



This year it is worse. You may never see boontjiesop again, in Namakwaland, if this continues.

El Nino, at his worst.

They had an above average year. Winter rain. Boesmanland summer rains.


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They had an above average year. Winter rain. Boesmanland summer rains.



You get the largest part of your beans from the Eastern Free State.


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If you’re farming in the freestate and can’t handle the shit that goes with it then you don’t belong there. There is always some sort of disaster going on, one year its floods the next drought and or veld fires and once and a while they even have tornados.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 15, 2013 9:18 am 
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My daughter will deliver this morning her final tesis for her MA this morning. She worked right through the night and I gave her some spending money to go celebrate her hard work. She finish her two year MA in one year and I am really proud of her. Now to get her a proper job will be next priority. She'll probably have to do the chicken run to get a decent one to pay back her study loan.

Congrats on your daughter's hard work. If she does chickenrun, will you include her in your family braais when she comes to visit, or will you only include your locally based children? :P


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